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Global Activism: Healthcare in Nigeria

Nigerians who can afford it, go outside the country for medical care. It’s estimated they spend about one billion dollars overseas on healthcare. The country also has the world’s second highest number of maternal deaths. Every ten minutes, at least one Nigerian woman dies in childbirth. Dr. Godwin Onyema immigrated to the U.S. for medical school. During a 30-year career in Chicago, he dreamed one day providing quality healthcare for the community he left behind in Nigeria. So he started the GEANCO Foundation. The group runs medical missions, programs and is building a state of the art hospital in Nigeria. Dr. Onyema and his son, GEANCO co-founder Afam Onyema, join us for an update on their work in Nigeria. (Photo: Facebook/The GEANCO Foundation)

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